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Coffee grinders are for more than just coffee

Coffee grinders are a great addition to your kitchen. Of course, it can help grind whole-bean coffee. But it can also help you grind spices or dried herbs. User friendly Most coffee grinders are very easy to use and have a pressure button to activate the grinder. I have a very old (20-plus years) Black and Decker coffee grinder that […]

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Ways to update your garden for spring & summer

With the weather warming up in many parts of the country, this means many of us will be spending more time outdoors. If you have a patio, balcony, or outdoor space you may want to give it a bit of a revamp as the weather warms. I thought I’d share a few tips that don’t have to break the bank.

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Have you heard about Odinlake?

Around two years ago I had an office furniture brand reach out to me. The brand’s name was Odinlake. I wasn’t familiar with the brand but willing to learn more about them. Odinlake chair I was thrilled when they agreed to send me a free office chair. The chair I had back in 2022 was a few years old and

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LEPOWER desk lamp. Green metal desk lamp with af flexible neck.

Looking for a new desk lamp check out this one from Lepower

Back in late November, I was looking for a new desk lamp. The desk lamp I’d had for a few years finally died. The power button broke. I started on a search for a lamp. I have several lamps I shared about in the past that are slim LED lamps. I don’t care for those types of lamps for my

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Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress with Zinus metal boxspring.

Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress: Restful sleep

I was able to test a free mattress from Serta back in 2023. Thanks to Try It Sampling and the brand for the experience. I was happy to be claiming a new mattress because my 3-year-old mattress was starting to show signs of wear and tear. I noticed that I was having disruptive sleep. We won’t point out the fact

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sable air mattress. A gray inflatable mattress image taken in 2018.

Update on the Sable Air mattress

Back in 2018, I shared about a Sable air mattress. It was great because it was full-size (the box was mislabeled as a twin). It didn’t require a pump because it included a cord for faster inflation. The cord was a standard wall plug. Here’s my original video review. When I originally posted the video I set up the mattress

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Tubshroom comparison. Stainless steel tubshroom on the left. Standard chrome top tubshroom on the right.

Tubshroom: Which one is right for you

Today I thought I’d share a VS post. This means I’ll compare two products. This can help you figure out which product may be the right one for you. What’s a TubShroom? If you haven’t heard about TubShroom they offer products that help collect hair in your drain. This is great because it cuts down on clogs. I like that

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Stainles Steel Tubshroom in the package.

I upgraded my tubshroom

About 3 years ago I shared that I had been able to try a free Tubshroom. I figured it would be a nice update to the product. I happened to be shopping and saw the Stainless steel Tubshroom and bought it. I happened to buy the Ultra edition. The product This Tubshroom is stainless steel and has a rubber adapter

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Thanks, Simmons and Try it sampling

I thought I’d share this quick post and thank Try It Sampling and Simmons for this new mattress. It’s not the best picture but you get the idea. The mattress is a Simmons Peaceful sleeper. It’s 10.5 inches deep and can be used with or without a foundation (Box spring). According to the product info, it has low motion transfer.

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Hisense portable Ac unit

Hisense Ac unit update

I recently had someone ask me to please post a video update on the Hisense portable AC unit I shared about back in 2019. So here is a quick video post I created. Original video post: https://youtu.be/Ks0M2kII6Po Hisense product page: https://www.hisense-usa.com/air-products/ap0621cr1w-hisense-ultra-slim-portable-air-conditioner Lowes links (not affiliate links) 250 Sq Ft unit: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hisense-6000-BTU-DOE-8000-BTU-ASHRAE-115-Volt-White-Portable-Air-Conditioner/5005521743 150 Sq FT unit https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hisense-Hisense-150-SF-Portable-AC/500537356

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Thanks, Phillips and Try it Sampling

I had a new product arrived today. it’s a Phillips lighting fixture. I’m excited to see how well it works because it offers 5 light settings from warm white light to daylight. The best part is that it doesn’t require a light bulb. It has built-in LED lights. Where to buy This light fixture is around $49 USD (Price will

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Green Life Healthy griddle XL box.

Looking for a new Griddle? Check out this one by Greenlife

Are you looking for a new griddle? if so you may like this one by Greenlife. The Healthy Griddle XL is a great addition to any kitchen. I’ve had it for a while but hadn’t had a chance to use it. Well, Memorial Day was the perfect chance for me to use this. The griddle was from Try It Sampling.

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ecos plant powered laundry detergent sheets box.

Ecos Plant-Based Laundry detergent sheets: A novel concept

Recently I was able to select a plant-based laundry detergent. This was thanks to Try It Sampling. I was able to try a product by ECOS. I was sent a free 64-count box of their laundry detergent sheets. They were in a clean and free scent (fragrance-free).

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ecos plant powered laundry detergent sheets box.

Thanks Try it Sampling and Ecos

These Ecos plant-powered laundry detergent sheets arrived in the mail today. Thanks to Try It Sampling. I was sent a 64-count box. The scent is free and clear (I assume that’s fragrance-free) Sadly try it sampling is coming to an end in the near future but you can join Influenster to see if there are any sampling opportunities in the

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Febreze hygienic clean air freshener bottle. scent is clean splash.

I tried Febreze Hygienic clean: a spicy surprise

Post updated 12/13/2022 to add a video review. Video added towards the middle of the post. I didn’t know Febreze had hygienic clean air care products until I was able to claim a free sample product thanks to Try it Sampling. The air freshener arrived recently. it’s pretty straightforward and has unique sent I wasn’t expecting.

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Shark® Pro Steam Pocket® mop SE460 box.

1 year Update Shark® Pro Steam Pocket® mop SE460 (video)

Intro: 0:00 Update: 0:22 Replacement mop pads: 2:00 Steam mop price: $70 USD (price will vary) Original video link: https://youtu.be/6PBiHR67kiM I thought I’d give you all an update on the Shark steam mop. I’ve had it for a little over a year now. it’s still working fine. I did notice that the original mop pads are starting to show signs

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Bath towels on a rack. navy blue towels.

Madison Park Essentials towel set

These towels were a complementary and reviewing opportunity product from Try it sampling. They are 100% cotton and made in India. The set I requested was what I consider a navy blue. They are a decent weight and offer a textured weave. They claim to be quick-drying. They are sold in a pack of six. This includes 2 washcloths, hand,

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iris 3 stackable drawers. The drawers are plastic.

Iris stackable drawers info

Yesterday these stackable drawers arrived. Thanks to try it sampling and Iris for the complementary product and reviewing opportunity. These are a nice size they are 17.5qt drawers. They are pretty durable plastic and offer nice wide drawers. They can be stacked or used individually. These would work great for a variety of items from clothing to crafts. I found

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Sealy charcoal fresh and cool sheet set package.

I tried Sealy Charcoal Infused Sheet set. Here’s what I thought of them

A few weeks back I was able to claim a free sheet set thanks to Try it sampling. Well, the sheets I selected were from Sealy. They were the Sealy Charcoal fresh and cool sheet set. The sheet set claims to keep you cool and dry. it wicks moisture away from you as you sleep and are charcoal infused to

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Clorox products . pack of disinfecting wipes and disinfecting mist.

Have you tried Clorox Disinfecting Products?

I was recently able to try two samples of Clorox disinfecting products thanks to Pinchme. I was sent a sample bottle of disinfecting mist and a 9-count disinfecting wipe packet. I had tried a few Clorox products in the past but they usually contained bleach so I was a bit wary to try them on certain surfaces. The products I

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iris clothing rack info

I recently was able to claim a free corner clothing rack from Iris thanks to Try it sampling. the product arrived earlier this week. The rack is stated to fit well in corners due to its triangular base. Assembly is required and I believe it’s the standard black. It is also sold in white. You can visit Iris for full

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Madison Park shower curtain info

This Madison park shower curtain arrived yesterday afternoon. It’s made of cotton and has a floral It’s from Madison Park. I found this under a few different names but It seems to be sold at a few different retailers. The curtain is made from cotton twill. it’s machine washable. according to the label, it’s machine wash cold and tumble dry

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Downy Wrinkle guard bottle.

I Tried Downy Wrinkle guard. It works but…

I recently was able to try a free bottle of Downy Wrinkle Guard thanks to Try it sampling. I’ve never been a big user of fabric softener/conditioner but I figured I’d give it a try. It arrived fairly quickly. I’ve been using it for a few days now and I’ve found some pros and cons about the product.

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Alpine 19 in. Tall Christmas 3D Hanging Star Ornament Decoration with LED Lights with cord and instructions.

Alpine corp. 19-inch star

I had a decor item arrive this week. It’s an Alpine Corporation 19-inch star. The star offers 6 light modes and includes a hanging cutout. Hanging cable not included. The star has 6 light modes that loop. The light patterns are the following: Here’s a short reel showing the light features. They may not appear in order. The Star omits

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Beurer WL75 wakeup lamp.

Beurer WL 75 wake up light (video review)

intro:0:00 product overview:1:15 Display settings video:1:36 alarm without light video:2:08 mood light video:2:22 energizing light wakeup video:2:49 App overview video:3:44 Lighting settings and tones using app:6:01 Cons and final thoughts:11:32 Price: $89 to $90 USD (price will vary by retailer) The Beurer wake up lamp is a unique product. It offers a time display, radio, and alarm settings. The wake

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Shark® Pro Steam Pocket® mop SE460 box.

Shark® Pro Steam Pocket® mop SE460 (video)

I finally got around to creating a video for the shark steam mop. Thanks to Try it sampling and Shark for the complementary product and the testing opportunity. Intro: 0:00product info: 0:31Steam mop testing:2:39Price: stated in intro 10:29 ($80 USD Price will vary) The Shark pro steam pocket mop is great. It’s a decent weight and offers two mop pads

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White and Navy rope basket.

Rope basket info

I shared a post recently via Instagram sharing about the white and navy basket that arrived. Thanks to Try It sampling. The basket is from Ornavo Home and their brand Organizix. It’s a medium-size basket. I found it via Amazon for around $20 USD (Price may vary) The basket is soft cotton and is sturdy. It’s a versatile storage solution.

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Tub Shroom in the package.

Tub Shroom drain protector

I was able to review a product on behalf of Try It Sampling recently. I was sent a free Tub Shroom drain protector. I was able to select the Chrome Edition of the product. Tub Shroom is a drain protector that catches hair which helps avoid clogs. I thought this would be a great thing to try.

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Beautyrest BR800 Firm Mattress info

I happened to share a post on Instagram a little while ago. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to the Beautyrest first class sleepers panel a few months back. The panel is closed to new members at this time. I was able to select a mattress back in June of this year. The mattress I selected was a full

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TubShroom info

I also shared about Tubshroom earlier as well. Tubshroom is a hair drain catcher that fits in drains. They also make one for sinks as well. I’m hoping this will help keep my tub clog-free. Thanks to Try It Sampling and the brand for the opportunity and free product. I found the product retails for around $13 USD. I found

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Yankee Candle Perfect Pumpkin Info

I was able to select Yankee candle for review thanks to Try It sampling. I shared this post via Instagram earlier today. The candle does smell like pumpkin. It also smells of pumpkin spice, maple syrup and pumpkin pie. The candle has 3 wicks. I was able to find out that the candle can be found at Kohls. However it

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